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What to see and do in Superior, Wisconsin

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Fountains near Superior Wi Barker's Island & Harbor View Park

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Lake Superior Ice Festival

Things to see and do in Superior, Wisconsin

While it is the smaller, low-lying sibling of the Duluth-Superior Twin Ports area, Superior, Wisconsin has lots of things to do and see in Superior worth your attention.

Most of the attractions are located along US Highway 53 coming from the east into town. If you are going to be in Wisconsin for a while, stop at the WI Travel Information Center, east of town near Moccasin Mike Rd. Otherwise plan to stop at the Visitor Information booth at Richard Bong World War II Heritage Center in Superior. It is located off Highway 53, on the lake near Barkers Island. This is also a good place to park if you plan to hike or bike along the Osaugie Waterfront Trail.

The Northwest Outlet, near the Bong Bridge, is one of our favorite stops to shop for good deals on camping gear and clothing.

If a search for the world's best hamburger is something that lights up your eyes, there are a couple of grills and bars in Superior that you must visit. See them profiled in our Superior Wi See and Do attractions page.

An increasingly popular event in both Duluth & Superior is the Superior Dragon Boat Festival held the last week in August. There are thousands of competitors as well as even more spectators.

Here's a few more things to do and see while in Superior, Wisconsin


Barkers Island Harbor View Park

Harbor View Park, Superior, WI
Superior, Wi Harbor View park entrance, with
the S.S. Meteor & Maritime Museum in the background > > >

Harbor View Park, Superior, WI
< < < Statue dedicated to the Seamen of the Great Lakes
Harbor View Park, Superior, WI


< < < A nice spot to relax with a book . . . Duluth in the background

Harbor view park, Superior, Wisconsin


A "Monkey" playing on the park's jungle jim! The "blue mulch" is actually old ground up tires > > >

Osaugie Waterfront Biking-Walking Trail

< < < The Osaugie Trail is a paved 5.2 mile long walking trail traveling along the Superior and Allouez Bays of Lake Superior.

The Richard Bong Heritage Museum also houses the Superior Douglas County Travel Visitor Center and anchors the NW end of the Osaugie Waterfront Trail. > > >

While you get some good exercise walking the lakefront trail, serious hikers should investigate the trails at nearby Pattison or Amnicon Falls State Parks. See the aforementioned Douglas County Travel Visitor Center and our links below for more info.

Hiking, Biking, Skiing, and Snowshoe Trails in Superior-Douglas County.


< < < Superior Fairlawn Mansion & Museum. Open year round for guided tours and events. Two other interesting museums are the SS Meteor, a restored whaleback Lake Superior Freighter, and the 1898 Old Firehouse Museum. Click here for Fairlawn Holiday Events

The nearby Brule River is one of Wisconsin's premier canoeing rivers. It is also an exceptional trout stream. > > >

Superior, Wisconsin Hometown Favorite Pubs, Grills and Interesting Places

Choo Choo Bar & GrilllThirsty Pagan Brewery


Unique Superior Wi Bars & Pubs
More reviews of great pizza and burger places

Best Burgers in Duluth

We crossed the Bong Bridge to travel to Duluth, Mn to continue our hunt for the best burger in the Duluth-Superior twin-ports area. See our reviews of the Hunt for the Best Burger in Duluth, Minnesota.

Amnicon Falls State Park

Covered Bridge Lower Falls Amnicon Falls

Only about a 15 minute drive east of Superior is Amnicon Falls State Park with pretty waterfalls, a historic bridge, some attractive hiking trails and picnic areas. Also a nicely maintained campground (however no showers or RV plug-ins)


Links Superior Wi Visitor & Travel Information

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Superior, Wisconsin Camping

  • Pattison State Park
    The campground and park offers Wisconsin's highest waterfall, a nature center, 9 miles of hiking trails, 59 campsites, RV (18 electric hookups & dump station) and tent camping (showers and flush toilets in summer).
  • Amnicon Falls State Park
    Located a few miles east of the city of Superior, Amnicon park has attractive waterfalls, scenic hiking trails, a picnic area, and camping. Camp sites mostly rustic, but well spaced and laid out. Great for tent camping and suitable for smaller RVs (but there are no utilities).
  • Brule River State Forest
    Rustic tent camping, canoe camping, trout fishing.


Superior Summer-Fall Events

Collectibles Buy & Sell Show - May 8, 2021
Gitchee Gumee Brewfest - April 4, 2020
Duluth-Superior Film Festival - May 2021
Head of Lakes Fair - July 20-25, 2021
Lake Superior Dragon Boat FestivalspacerAugust 27 - 28, 2021

Lakefest Family Fun & Music TBA

Twin Ports Bridge Festival - Sept tba

Superior Events Calendar


  Directory to Minnesota's North Shore Leg of Lake Superior Circle Tour - Reinhold Development - 2023 Mobile-Friendly Lake Superior Circle Tour Travel Planner

Joanne's Scandinavian Christmas

Bayfield Holiday Events & Activities

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Duluth Holiday Events and Fun.

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Winter - Michigan UP
Winter - Wisconsin Winter - Minnesota
Winter - Sault Ste Marie.

Grandpa Tony's madeline island and Most popular Madeline Island AttractionsSee our guide to interesting and fun things to see and do on Madeline Island.

Bayfield Apostle Islands Sea Caves
See photos from our recent Apostle Islands
Sea Caves

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Apostle Islands Sea Caves Hiking Trail is about a 3.5 mile round trip from Meyers Beach to the Bayfield Sea Caves

Shovel Point

Lake Superior Travel Directories

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Amnicon Falls Upper Falls
Amnicon Falls State Park

lake superior dragon boat festival Lake Superior Dragon Boat Festival is one of the top midwest dragonboat race and festivals.

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Ashland Mural Walk is an interesting attraction in nearby Ashland, Wisconsin.

Grandpa Tony's madeline island
Things to see and do on Madeline Island

Hauser's Orchards
Orchard Touring
Take a scenic drive of
farms and orchards in the Bayfield area.

Little Manitou Falls
Wisconsin Waterfalls

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hotel planner
Hotel, Motel Lodging
Ashland, Superior, Ironwood, Wisconsin South Shore

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Lake Superior Circle Tour Road Map & Guide to Travel Attractions around Lake Superior.

bentleyville tour of lights
Duluth's amazing Bentleyville Duluth Christmas Lights Village.

How to recognize Lake Superior Agates and Beach Rocks.Lake Superior Agate?

Best Wisconsin Lake Superior Agate Beaches

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Devil's Island Lighthouse Apostle Islands
See the lighthouses on an Apostle Islands Cruise.

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Copper Falls State Park
is near Mellen, Wisconsin.

Enjoying the great swimming Beach Big Bay State Park on Madeline Island.
Madeline Island Big  Bay Park

Mark Levitski Sled Dog Racer
Apostle Islands Sled Dog Race. An entertaining family winter event celebrating its 23rd year.

Fall colors from the top of Moose Mountain
Minnesota North Shore Fall Colors from the top of Moose Mountain.

Nemadji Golf Club Superior, WI
Nemadji Golf Course
36 hole championship course Superior, Wisconsin

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Ashland Mural Walk is an interesting attraction in nearby Ashland, Wisconsin.

Superior Wisconsin Brew Pubs Pizza
Fun things to see and do including great Burger & Pizza Bars in Superior Wisconsin

Enger Park Tower
Duluth's Enger Park Tower provides a panaramic view of the city of Duluth.

Golf Courses Around Lake Superior
See our
Reviews of Best Wisconsin golf courses on Lake Superior.